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Cook County Forest Preserve Big Year 2016
« : December 22, 2015, 05:41:58 PM »
Just in case you are making Big Year plans for 2016, keep this in mind ... The Forest Preserves of Cook County is hosting a 2016 Big Year competition … with a twist. The preserves compete instead of the people. 

There are two competitions:

·         Which preserve has the most bird species?  (Judged by the number of birds accepted by eBird for site hotspot.)

·         Which preserve team engages the most new birders? (Judged by field trip participation sheets.)

In January a call for teams to register will be advertised.  Fifteen teams have already jumped on board.

The “year” goes from March 1 to December 31, 2016.  Anyone reporting sightings to eBird for that preserve is automatically on the team.  There is no limit on the number of team leaders or team members at a site. Full details will be available in January.

If you’d like to stake a claim on a preserve, just drop me a line.  jpbobolink@gmail.com Plan to do a Cook County Big Year next year ... the competition will be hot!

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Re: Cook County Forest Preserve Big Year 2016
« #1 : December 27, 2015, 05:54:09 AM »
Chicago Ornithologist Society stakes its claim on LaBagh Woods and challenges other bird and nature groups to find more species than we intend to find!!
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